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Julianne Rurka
Julianne  Rurka

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Warrenville, Ill.

High School:
Benet Academy

Height:
5-7

Position:
C/INF


05/10/2017

Softball Has Three Players Earn All-BIG EAST Selections

Nicole Lundstrom, Emma Lee and Julianne Rurka were all named All-BIG EAST Second Team

05/07/2017

Softball Defeats Villanova On Final Game Of Weekend Series

The Friars took two of three games in the weekend series.

05/06/2017

Softball Splits Games Against Villanova

The Friars won the first game before dropping the second game.

05/05/2017

Softball Travels To Villanova For Final Regular Season Series

The Friars will play a three game series against the Wildcats on May 6-7.

05/02/2017

Softball Defeats Holy Cross 8-0

The Friars next play Boston College on May 3.

AT PROVIDENCE:
2017:
Appeared and started in 47 games for the Friars… Batted .328 with 34 RBI… Recorded 42 hits in 128 at bats… Lead the team with 211 putouts and recorded a .964 fielding percentage from her position at First Base… Named to the ALL-BIG EAST Second Team… Ranked fourth in both batting average (.388) and RBI (21) in BIG EAST play.
2016:
Started 47 games, primarily at third base … Held a .233 batting average with 30 hits in 129 at bats … Compiled the second most RBI on the team with 29, nine doubles, and three home runs … Named BIG EAST Player of the Week and College Sports Madness BIG EAST Player of the Week on May 2.
2015:
Played in 24 games, starting 22 before suffering a season-ending injury … Compiled 13 hits, seven runs scored, four doubles and six RBI … Recorded a .980 fielding percentage as a catcher … Had three multi-hit games.

BENET ACADEMY: Earned four varsity letters in softball while captaining the team in her senior year ... Played club softball for the Beverly Bandits (2012-14), White Sox Training Academy (2008-12) and the Naperville Diamonds (2005-08) ... Compiled 143 games played, .472 batting average, .515 on-base percentage, .751 slugging percentage, 233 hits, 180 RBI, 166 runs scored and 20 home runs in four years at Benet ... In 2014 was named NFCA High School All-Region - North Region First Team, Illinois Coaches Association All-State Second Team, East Suburban Catholic Conference Player of the Year, East Suburban Catholic Conference All-Conference, Chicago Sun Times/Bandits All-Star, Daily Herald All-Area, Naperville Sun All-Area and Suburban Life All-Area ... Guided her team to a Regional Championship (2013) and an East Suburban Catholic Conference Championship (2012) ... In 2012 earned NFCA High School All-American First Team, NFCA High School All-Region - North Region First Team, Illinois Coaches Association All-State Second Team, Daily Herald All-Area, Naperville Sun All-Area and East Suburban Catholic Conference All-Conference ... In 2011 was selected to the Chicago Tribune All-State Special Mention, Daily Herald All-Area, Naperville Sun All-Area, Chicago Sun Times All-Area Special Mention and East Suburban Catholic Conference All-Conference ... Stands seventh all-time in the Illinois High School Association for most doubles (62) and 10th for most hits (233) ... Helped her Bandits team place first in the 2014 Canadian Open Fastpitch International Championship, Futures Gold Division ... Led the Badits team to a seventh place finish in the 2013 TC/USA 18U National Tournament ... Was inducted to the Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica in 2013 and the National Honor Society in 2012 ...Made the Honor Roll since 2011 ... Was a American Legion School Award Medalist in 2010.

PERSONAL: Daughter of Mark and Karen Rurka ... Has one brother Matthew, and one sister, Marissa ... Health Policy and Management major.
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